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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill from a book quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Rep. Darrell E. Issa, California Republican and chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, reads from a book on June 20, 2012, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, quoting the president's right to assert executive privilege after learning that President Obama has done so in the "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking case, refusing to turn over related documents to Congress. The committee proceeded with its markup to vote on whether to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt for his failure to produce those documents. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** Jeffrey Neely, the central figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal, sits at the witness table as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigates wasteful spending and excesses by GSA during a 2010 Las Vegas conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Jeffrey Neely, the central figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal, sits at the witness table as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigates wasteful spending and excesses by GSA during a 2010 Las Vegas conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Jeffrey Neely, the central figure in a General Services Administration spending scandal, sits at the witness table as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigates wasteful spending and excesses by GSA during a 2010 Las Vegas conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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"Look, in my lifetime the single thing that hurt people most was the financial crisis," Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray tells the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "I think we can help head that off in the future." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (left) and City Council Chairman Kwame Brown are sworn in May 12 on Capitol Hill as they prepare to testify at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the city's budget. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)